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Gingival Inflammation



    • Look For

    • Swelling and erythema of the gums.
    • Interpretation

    • Gingivitis - generalised swelling and erythema.
    • Abscess - localised swelling and erythema.
    • Pericoronitis - inflammation surrounding a partially erupted tooth (e.g. wisdom tooth).
    • Causes of Gingival Inflammation

    • Infection - bacterial, viral, fungal
    • Trauma
    • Dermatologic - lichen planus, pemphygoid, erythema multiforme
    • Systemic lupus erythematosus
    • Malnutrition
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